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COP 20: Govts agree ground rules on contributions to Paris 2015 Agreement


A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima, Peru at the weekend following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries. Nations concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground rules ...

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Nigerian delegation to Lima COP 20 in photos


Nigeria is among the numerous nations attending the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Lima, Peru December 1 to 12, 2014. Courtesy of the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a ...

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Progress in first week of Lima UN climate negotiations


Technical negotiations during the first week of the climate talks in Lima (COP20) have mostly gone smoothly, but important negotiating-team level discussions on a handful of key issues need to conclude this week so that there is wide agreement on the range of options facing the Ministers as they arrive early next week to pick up the high-level negotiations. Negotiations ...

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Extreme heat, discordant tunes reign at Lima climate talks


Delegates from over 190 countries at the ongoing Lima global climate talks have, ironically, come under serious pressure from the weather with extreme heat trailing the negotiations. As negotiations opened on Monday morning, delegates immediately found themselves on the hot seat as IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri challenged delegates to “come to terms” with the fact that staying below the 2°C ...

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Africa eyes comprehensive 2015 draft as Lima climate talks begin

The United Nations Climate Change Conference opening today in Lima, Peru carries the prospects of putting the world on the pathway to a comprehensive climate agreement in 2015, experts have said. Amidst cautious optimism, African civil society groups under the umbrella of the Pan-African Climate Justice (PACJA) have called for a draft text to be adopted in Paris next year ...

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Our Lima COP 20 position, by civil society groups

We, the representatives of Nigerian Civil Society under the aegis of Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) held nation-wide consultations and mobilisation meetings on the imperatives of Climate Justice and Post-2015 Agenda as well as draw strategies and action plans for a robust participation in COP 20/CMP10. The meetings which took place from the 15th to 20th of ...

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Will new climate treaty be a thriller, or Shaggy dog story?

This December, 195 nations plus the European Union will meet in Lima for two weeks for the crucial U.N. Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP 20. The hope in Lima is to produce the first complete draft of a new global climate agreement. However, this is like writing a book with 195 authors. After five years ...

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COP20 climate negotiation: Peru set to receive 12,000 visitors

The Peruvian Minister of the Environment and President of COP20, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal together with the Prime Minister, Ana Jara, and Chancellor Gonzalo Gutiérrez, have announced the achievements made and the next steps being taken in the organisation of the Twentieth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20), which will take place in Lima ...

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